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Female First reviews the independent film Donor Unknown, and says it's "a movie that has treated the subject and those involved with the greatest of respect and this film has been made with the up most integrity." Filmmaker Jerry Rothwell follows a group of young people who were conceived with the help of a sperm donor but now want to find the missing links in their family trees. The group includes a 20-year old woman with two mothers and a desire to connect with her father.
The Critics Choice Awards has released its list of honorees and The Kids Are Alright has received 4 nominations. Annette Bening has been honored with a Best Actress nomination for her role as a lesbian mom. Mark Ruffalo is nominated as Best Supporting Actor for his role as the bio-daddy. The film also landed a nomination for Best Acting Ensemble. To top it off, The Kids Are All Right is also nominated as Best Original Screenplay for the work of Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg.
One of the most anticipated releases of the summer, Lisa Cholodenko’s two-mom-drama 'The Kids Are All Right,' lived up to hype this weekend, by scoring the best debut of 2010. According to estimates provided by Rentrak, the critically acclaimed 'Kids' grossed a massive $504,888 from just 7 theaters.
"We live down the street from a gay couple with a young son, my son goes and plays there and has lunch there. My son is 8 years old, and not once has he come and asked why his friend has two poppas,” says Mark Ruffalo. “His family is no different to my family – they eat at the same time, send their kid to school, discipline him and love him the same way.
The story of a lesbian couple struggling with local officials for domestic partnership is being made into a feature film. Cynthia Wade, the director of the award-winning short documentary "Freeheld", is making a full-length feature of the doc with "Juno" star, Ellen Page. Freeheld won the Oscar for best short documentary in 2008.
The new Canadian film The Baby Formula involves two lesbians who become pregnant using sperm developed from each other's stem cells. The plot sounds like science fiction, but we are closer to realizing this type of family building than many of us can imagine.